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I intend to learn wordpress so I can build a website where I can sell PDF materials (School Projects). Here is what I want to site to be able to do

(a user can read a material (just the introductory part) if the are interested in the material, then the pay for the full material and the site should automatically send this material to their email address once payment is confirmed).

I need to be sure if Wordpress can automate this process before digging into learning it. Thanks for your help

This is certainly not a very straightforward thing to accomplish this. However, it should be possible.

WooCommerce has options configurable for e-delivery of products. (http://onlinepresence.coach/solutions/solutions-ecommerce/how-to-sell-an-ebook-with-woocommerce/)

You would want to set the product description to be your excerpt.

However, you might have to do some serious tweaking of the single-product template in order to do what you want.

But yeah -- with Woocommerce's digital products and a little elbow grease, you should be able to get you you're looking for. Would be a tough project for a beginner, but not impossible.

3 Answers

Bruce Röttgers
Bruce Röttgers
18,211 Points

Yeah this is certainly possible, tho I think Shopify would be the easier way to do this.

Thank you all for your time. Do you think I should simply build this project with laravel php (atleast I know I can handle project like this on php) but was actually thinking the cost to host it will be a little higher than wordpress.

Bruce Röttgers
Bruce Röttgers
18,211 Points

Doing this with PHP would be obviously awesome practice, I would definitely take if you can do it. Regarding to hosting, DO offers a server for 5$ and I don't think you get wp for much less. Also, you don't really need to spend stuff if you're a student. You can just get the GitHub student package (student.github.com), which is free for students and is a pack of 60$ DO credit, 100$ aws credit, and tons more.